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Services provided by the department

  • Full echocardiography service
  • Dedicated coronary care unit with centralised monitoring and dedicated image intensification
  • TTE and TOE Holter monitoring
  • Computer assisted exercise
  • Electrocardiography
  • Joint cardiology/cardiac surgery clinic
  • Coronary angioplasty AND Coronary angiography
  • Cardiac rehabilitation service
  • Permanent pacemaker follow-up including bi-ventricular pacing for heart failure
  • Pacemaker clinic; Ambulatory and Event ECG recording
  • Electrophysiological studies and ablation
  • ICD implantation and follow-up
  • Combined ”Funny Turns” clinic with Dr D Barnes, monthly
  • Grown Up Congenital Heart Clinic as required, Wed pm (2-3 clinics a year)
  • Direct Access to Resting ECG
  • Cardiac risk management / secondary prevention and rehabilitation service


Our Clinical Team

The consulting team in the department are:


GMC: 4241267

Consultant Cardiologist

Trans-oesophageal/trans-thoracic echocardiography
Diagnostic and stress echocardiography
Cardiac MRI, heart failure, complex cardiac pacing


ASH Clinics:
Wed am (alt weeks)
Fri pm

SPH Clinics:
Wed pm

Dr Zhong CHEN


Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Heart rhythm disturbances
Cardiac device therapy
Complex catheter ablation
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Dr David FLUCK


Consultant Cardiologist

Medical Director of the Trust
Interventional coronary angiography
Valvular heart disease



GMC: 430765

Consultant Cardiologist

Complex cardiac ablations for AF, VT, SVT
Arrhythmias, interventional electrophysiology
Cardiac pacing


SPH Clinics:
Arrhythmia (every 4th Thurs pm)


GMC: 4421836

Consultant Cardiologist

Coronary angiography and angioplasty, stents
Cardiomyopathies, inherited conditions
Cardiac pacing and device implantation


Dr Riyaz KABA

GMC: 4113887

Consultant Cardiologist

Director for Research and Development
Arrthythmias, pacemakers, ablations
Quadripolar LV lead implantation cardiac physiology


ASH Clinics:
Fri am

SPH Clinics:
Thurs pm

Dr Sumeet SHARMA

GMC: 6061683

Consultant Cardiologist

Interventional and General Cardiology
Complex angioplasty / Stenting
Preventative Cardiology and Cardiac Research



GMC: 1417997

Consultant Cardiologist

Divisional Director for Acute for Acute Medicine / ED
Heart failure, arrhythmias, echocardiography
Ischaemic heart disease, hypertension



GMC: 4417804

Consultant Cardiologist

Cardiology Lead undergraduate teaching
Interventional and general cardiology
Coronary CT and angiography



Specialist Nurses

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals offer a comprehensive, cardiac risk management / secondary prevention and rehabilitation services.

Cardiac patients are seen by our team of nurse specialists, who then follow them through their recovery period.

Patients receive individual advice and are invited to attend our outpatient programme which includes education, risk factor management, clinical assessment, relaxation and a graduated and individual supervised exercise programme.